Lewis Cine was not surprised to hear his name called in the first round of the NFL Draft last month, but he did not expect to last until the 32nd overall pick. A team that was originally scheduled to pick five slots before that apparently told the former Georgia safety that he was their guy.

During a recent appearance on “The Richard Sherman Podcast,” Cine claimed the team that held the No. 27 overall pick in the draft assured him they were going to select him if he was still on the board. He says he was shocked when that team traded out of the first round. The Minnesota Vikings then took Cine with the final pick of the first round.

Vikings’ draft pick explains how Bucs ‘did me so dirty’

May 10, 2022

by Steve DelVecchio

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Mar 5, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia defensive back Lewis Cine (DB46) talks to the media during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Lewis Cine was not surprised to hear his name called in the first round of the NFL Draft last month, but he did not expect to last until the 32nd overall pick. A team that was originally scheduled to pick five slots before that apparently told the former Georgia safety that he was their guy.

During a recent appearance on “The Richard Sherman Podcast,” Cine claimed the team that held the No. 27 overall pick in the draft assured him they were going to select him if he was still on the board. He says he was shocked when that team traded out of the first round. The Minnesota Vikings then took Cine with the final pick of the first round.

“I had a team at No. 27, they know who they are. I don’t have to say no names. It was at 27,” Cine said, via Chris Rosvoglou of The Spun. “The whole process, (they said) ‘If you’re there, we’re gonna pick you.'